BOOK REVIEW: Mudpies to Magnets

Another terrific preschool curriculum book! This book is divided into topic areas…”Science Center Activities,” “Construction & Measurement,” “Circle Time…” etc…Age appropriateness is mentioned, as well as words to introduce, things you’ll need, what to do, & what to do for more. A good book for bringing science into the preschool classroom! Many of the activities can also be adjusted for […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Baby Book

The original Dr. Sears book…attachment parenting guru. Learn all about caring for baby the natural way. Dr. Sears encourages parents to trust their instincts & love their babies above all else. You won’t find any of the harsh practices of “cry it out” or ignoring your babies needs which are prevalent in most mainstream baby books these days. This is […]

BOOK REVIEW: Nighttime Parenting

As always, Dr. Sears (aka attachment parenting “guru”) wrote a very informative & enjoyable book! Very different from the Ferber & Ezzo philosophies…Sears is more of a “gently to sleep” advocate. This book is a keeper! All parents face these issues of sleep with their children…here’s a book that gives you an alternative to the heart-wrenching “cry it out” method. […]

BOOK REVIEW: Who’s Calling the Shots? How to Respond Effectively to Children’s Fascination with War Play & War Toys

This is an INCREDIBLE book! I think EVERYONE should read it! It will make you see things in a whole new light. Not just about war play, this book dives into even deeper issues, including the media’s marketing to children, the importance of dramatic play to our children’s healthy development, and much more! This book talks about how its natural […]

BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 3

BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 3

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BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 2

BOOK REVIEW: Chrestomanci series Pt. 2

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